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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Do American Citizens Need a Passport for Travel...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
Find out how Holy Week and Easter are...
Holy Week in Mexico is an important holiday. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Whether you want to spend your whole vacation in the nude, or are just interested in getting a tan without those pesky tan lines, here is the low-down on Mexico's topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
When Should You Visit Mexico?
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather, festivals and events, and whether it's high season or low season.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
10 Essential Mexico City Sites, from the Zocalo...
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
What to Pack for Mexico
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
Tipping in Mexico
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
How You Can Enjoy Vacationing in Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
Top Ten Day Trips from Cancun
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
Mexico Travel Documents
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
Semana Santa Dates in Mexico
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
Letter of Parental Authorization for Minors...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico. Here is an example letter.
Before You Travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
Exchanging Money in Mexico
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
Mexico Travel Safety
Mexico Travel Safety: here are some basic tips to help you avoid being a victim of crime during your visit to Mexico.
Find out how lent is observed in Mexico
Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Find out how Lent is observed in Mexico.
Mexico Month By Month
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
Secret Mexican Beaches
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
The Mexican Flag
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
Mexico's Best Surfing Spots
The best surf spots in Mexico. From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
Worried About Montezuma’s Revenge? 6 Ways...
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Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Exchanging Dollars for Pesos in Mexico
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
Cancun’s Best Adults-Only All-Inclusives
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
Hidden Beach Resort Au Naturel Club
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
Mexican National Holidays
List of Mexican national public holidays
Before You Buy a Mexican All-Inclusive Vacation
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
What is a passport card and how do I apply for...
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
Summer Travel in Mexico
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
April Festivals and Events in Mexico
April is a great month to visit Mexico: the weather is generally hot and dry, so it's a great time to hit the beach, but there are plenty of events to keep you busy as well.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
In Mexico the Cinco de Mayo holiday is a commemoration of a battle that took place in Puebla in 1862. Festivities in Puebla are particularly vibrant.
Travel to Mexico with your Pet
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets.
Mexico's Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Telephones in Mexico
This guide will give you the information you need to make and receive mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and some emergency numbers.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
Mexican Money
These photos of Mexican bills in circulation will give you an idea of what Mexican money looks like.
Temptation Resort and Spa
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Cancun Travel Guide
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
Rainy Season in Mexico
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
Get a Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Bus Travel in Mexico
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Family friendly vacations on Mexico's Riviera Maya. All inclusive resorts geared to families on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast.
Tulum: Mayan Archaeological Site
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Throw a Cinco de Mayo Party
Cinco de Mayo is an occasion to celebrate Mexican food and culture. You'll find lots of resources here for planning your Cinco de Mayo party, from Mexican food and drink ideas to music and Mexican-themed activities.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. You can have a safe and happy Mexican vacation - here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Playa del Carmen City Guide
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Day of the Dead in Mexico
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
El Dorado Casitas Royale, Riviera Maya
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Mexican Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
May Festivals and Events in Mexico
From Cinco de Mayo celebrations to Mother's Day, and Restaurant Week in Puerto Vallarta, there's plenty to do in Mexico in the month of May.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Huatulco Travel Guide
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Tips for Women Travelers to Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
Basílica de Guadalupe
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
The 10 Best Beach Bars on Mexico's Riviera Maya
Our 10 favorite beach bars on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Great beach bars from Cancun to Akumal.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
National Museum of Anthropology
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
Coco Bongo
Coco Bongo nightclub in Cancun is so much more than a disco. Read a review and find contact information for Coco Bongo in Cancun.
Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated more in the...
Cinco de Mayo is seen in the U.S. as the day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, traditions and booze. In Mexico, it's celebrated in a low-key manner. Find out why.
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
Mexico's Ancient Civilizations
Mesoamerica was home to many cultural groups. Here are descriptions of the most important of Mexico's ancient civilizations, and archaeological sites.
Mexico's Top 5 Romantic Vacations
Find great romantic vacations in Mexico. Valentine's Day travel ideas for Mexico. Five romantic beach getaways in Mexico.
Guadalajara City Guide
Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, is Mexico's second largest city and a great place to experience Mexican culture.
A Walking Tour of Mexico City
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to the Alameda.
Puebla City Guide
The city of Puebla is the capital of Puebla state and a great destination for those interested in colonial architecture.
Good Friday in Mexico - Silent Procession Photo...
Good Friday in Mexico is a somber occasion. View photos of a Good Friday Silent Procession.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
The Yucatan Peninsula
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Mexico's Attractions
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Kids Stay Free at Mexico Resorts
Find out about some resorts in Mexico offering kids stay free specials.
Top 7 Day of the Dead Destinations
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
Turibus in Mexico City
Taking the Turibus is a stress-free way to get around Mexico City.
What you need to know about travel to Puerto...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
Xcaret Theme Park
Xcaret is an eco-archaeological theme park in the Mayan Riviera where you can learn about the area's culture, flora and fauna as well as enjoy water activities.
4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives
Four exceptional all inclusive adults-only resorts on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya.
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. Its celebration uses songs and processions inside and outdoors.
Definition of the Spanish word semana. What does semana mean? What is a semana?
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
What is the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative?
Find out what the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative entails and the timeline for its implementation.
Secrets Maroma Beach
A profile of Secrets Maroma Beach, a couples-oriented all-inclusive resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
I'm Canadian - do I need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
Mexican Christmas Foods
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
Xel-Há Park
Xel-Ha is a nature park in the Riviera Maya where you can snorkel, float on an inner tube, ride a zip-line and enjoy many other activities in the water and on land.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
Independence Day in Mexico
On September 15th and 16th Mexican Independence is celebrated throughout the country with a variety of activities.
Colonial Cities in Mexico
These colonial cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are all well worth visiting. Learn about some of Mexico's most representative colonial cities.
Royal Hideaway Playacar, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Royal Hideaway Playacar Review. Overview of Royal Hideaway Playacar resort, Playa Del Carmen.
Top Things to Do in Acapulco
Find out what to do on your Acapulco vacation: From seeing the cliff divers, to taking a ride in a glass-bottom boat, you'll find plenty to see and do in Acapulco.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
The beaches of Playa del Carmen vary greatly. This beach-lovers guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach is best for you. Page 3.
How To Make Your Own Day of the Dead Altar
Learn how to make your own altar for Day of the Dead, including what you will need and detailed steps and the significance of the elements of the altar.
Buying Gas in Mexico
Find out some tips for buying gas in Mexico.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Mexico City Travel Guide
Here is all the information you need to enjoy your trip to Mexico City, including Mexico City sights and attractions, getting there and getting around, where to stay and where to eat in Mexico City.
Foods for Day of the Dead
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Tips for touring the popular Teotihuacan archaeological site located north of Mexico City, including the famous Pyramid of the Sun. Page 4.
Renting a Car in Mexico
Here's what you need to know if you're planning to rent a car in Mexico.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Mexico Celebrates Carnaval
Mexican Carnival celebrations are colorful and exuberant. Find out how Carnaval is celebrated throughout Mexico.
Mexico's Best Honeymoon Destinations
Discover the best honeymoon destinations in Mexico, from perfect beaches to historic cities.
Los Cabos, Baja California
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
July Festivals and Events in Mexico
Find out what festivals and events are scheduled in Mexico in July with this calendar of Mexican festivals and events.
The Tides Riviera Maya Review
A review of The Tides Riviera Maya, Mexico, a luxury resort for couples
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
Passion Play Photos
See photos of a Semana Santa Passion Play in Mexico.
Love food? Visit these Mexican destinations.
Mexico's food offerings are extremely varied, with great regional variation. Here are some of the country's best destinations for foodies and some of the not-to-miss dishes from each location.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Merida and Cancun: A One Week Itinerary
Merida and Cancun are located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a week in Merida and Cancun.
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June Festivals and Events in Mexico
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Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula
Among the Yucatan Peninsula's most fascinating attractions are the amazing Mayan ruins which can be found throughout the area.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
The state of Oaxaca has much to offer the visitor. With this one week itinerary you can enjoy the colonial city of Oaxaca as well as the beach resort of Huatulco.
Talavera Poblana Pottery
Puebla is world-renowned for its Talavera pottery which comes in various forms, including plates, serving dishes, vases and tiles.
Cobá: Mayan Archeological Site
A description of the Mayan archeological site Coba, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, which contains several pyramids and ruins.
Flying with Mexican Discount Airlines
Information about air travel in Mexico and tips and tricks for finding and purchasing airline tickets from Mexican discount airlines.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
Our favorite white-sand beaches in Mexico, from Cabo San Lucas to the Caribbean coastline of the Riviera Maya. Seven perfect stretches of sand for every taste.
Museo Frida Kahlo
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
Mexican Flag Shooter (Bandera Mexicana)
This is recipe for a layered shooter with the colors of the Mexican flag, perfect for Mexican fiestas like Cinco de Mayo.
What is Pibil?
A definition of pibil, a dish from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
Spring Break in Mexico FAQ
Here are the most common questions I receive about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe to travel to Mexico for spring break? What is the best spring break destination in Mexico?
What is Degustation?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
Oaxacan Food
Oaxaca is one of Mexico's popular foodie destinations. Here are some foods and drinks you should sample on a visit to Oaxaca.
Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca at the end of July. Find out the dates for Guelaguetza 2013.
What is a quinceañera and how is it...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
You're likely to come across many cenotes while traveling in Mexico, particularly if you visit the Yucatan Peninsula. The word cenote comes from the Mayan word for well.
Taking Authorized Taxis
Taking authorized taxis will help you stay safe and avoid rip-offs. Here's what you need to know about taking authorized taxis in Mexico City and other large cities in Mexico.
Transportation in Mexico
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Taxco: Mexico's Silver Capital
Taxco is the place to buy silver in Mexico. It's also a picturesque colonial town with winding cobblestone streets and white-washed houses.

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